Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"S" is for Swingset Flags

Sew: monogrammed swingset flags

Four nylon swingset flags, a special request from a friend to replace her old, worn flags.

** Please note in all the pictures below I attached the flags to our swingset, this is not their permanent home and I'm sure they have a much better position on my friend's swingset.**

Made from rip stop nylon, these flags should be able to handle all sorts of weather.

The old flags were worn, tattered and faded:

And the new flags now have the kids first initial too!

Here's how I made the swingset flags:

1. Purchase multiple colors of rip stop nylon:

2. Using the old flag as a pattern, layer up the nylon and pin the old flag on top:

3. Cut out around the old flag leaving a 3/8" seam allowance:

4. Print out letters to size.
Pin letter onto nylon scrap:

5. Cut around letter, leaving 1/4" seam allowance:

6. Pin nylon letter into place and turn under 1/4" before zig zag stitching into place:

7. Turn under raw edge twice all around length of flag and straight stitch:

8. Make sleeve for post using old flag as a pattern, turn under raw edge then straight stitch.
Be sure to stitch top closed and leave bottom open:

Ready to decorate your swingset!


  1. Cute! I'm sure they look much better than the old one's did on their swing set.

  2. I love ur blog sista... soooo... amazing... ^^,